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Schütze, Andrea (Author) Kraus, Tina (Illustrator)

Shh: top secret!
Maluna Moonshine’s magical forest secrets

There are many secrets in the magical forest, and Maluna knows all of them. All of them? No, of course not – but she would love to. Therefore, she’s taking us with her on a journey. She gives away a few secrets along the way; she herself discovers a few in these eight new stories. Needless to say, she’s helped out by bearers and keepers of secrets big and small. Maluna is there for all of us! | 4 +

    Gieseler, Corinna (Author) Henze, Dagmar (Illustrator) Scholz, Barbara (Illustrator)

    Watch out, detectives about! A great read for all crime fans - and a favourite for bookworms! Momme can hardly believe his eyes when he sees a small, weasel-like animal crossing his path. It turns out to be the “book guardian,” which watches over and finds books and can even get them to speak. The little animal is desperately looking for its friend. The pair were separated when the library was closed down. Momme and his friends Tobias and Finya from the Agency for Unsolvable Everyday Mysteries realize they simply have to help him. But then things turn out to be much more exciting than they expected. The Desperados, a gang headed by surly Big Max, an inscrutable antiquarian and a real scoundrel who keeps killer dogs, stop at nothing to make the lives of the three friends and the guileless book guardian difficult… A super children’s crime story with fantastic elements; an original cliff-hanger right up to the last page. | 9 +

      Oskar travels back in time to the Middle Ages to visit his friends Albrecht, Liss and Katrin in Nuremberg. On the way there, a wagon train of people pass him on the road. They all have dark skin and black, curly hair – all, that is, except a small, fair-haired boy who gazes out at Oskar from behind a tarpaulin. His friends tell him that a group of gypsies has set up camp just outside the city. Before long, Albrecht, Liss and Oskar meet the two children Yojo and Rupa. The rest of the people in the city are not happy about having the gypsies on their doorstep and spread all sorts of rumours about them – even accusing them of child kidnapping. Oskar cannot believe his ears when he hears this and from that moment cannot stop thinking about the small blond boy. Could the gypsies really have something to do with the boy’s disappearance? Oskar and his friends decide to investigate the matter.
      The race against time is on because not only does Uncle Henry suddenly turn up in the past, intent upon rescuing Oskar from the impending ice flood, but also the dangerous man who wants to catch up with the small boy Philipp. And what does all of this have to do with the emperor’s family and the forthcoming royal election? The enemies of the imperial family have already made several attempts to abduct the emperor’s grandson. Oskar has a grave suspicion based on the rumour making the rounds of the city that the son of the future king is currently on his way to Nuremberg. Could Philipp be the future king’s son? And will Oskar ever manage to return to the future?
      | 10 +

        Mann, Miriam (Author) Sauerborn, Annika (Illustrator)

        Seaside magic with Lilli Luck! Lilli’s family has been living in a red-and-white lighthouse for a very long time. Every night, Great-Grandmother tells stories of pirates, mermaids and amazing magical treasures. And ever since Lilli discovered that she can see and understand wondrous sea creatures, she has been wondering if there is any truth to the story that lighthouse keepers possess magical powers.

        A beautifully illustrated story of friendship, family and magical creatures.

        -\x09Friendship, family adventure and a host of magical creatures
        -\x09An affectionate look at a child’s life on the coast, a feel-good place to live
        -\x09With special design elements and unusual interlocking of text and illustrations
        | 8 +

          Rose, Barbara (Author) Glökler, Angela (Illustrator) Zielinski, Rea Grit (Illustrator)

          There’s nothing very difficult about cooking, is there? Or is there? The Linden Tree restaurant is soon to close because Missi’s father is an all too experiment-happy failure as a cook. Rescue arrives in the shape of the quirky Camilla, who moves in with the Sugars words straight away, bringing her mysterious cookery book with her. She lets Missi and her best friend, Theo, into the magical secret of cooking. And when word gets out that Camilla’s culinary creations work real wonders, the restaurant is soon filled with life, at last. But will Camilla’s cooking also be able to help Theo’s parents?

          As magical as Mary Poppins, as brilliant as Jamie Oliver and with fantastic recipes to try out as an added extra. To be continued!
          | 8 +

            Blomkvist, Bjarne (Author) Brenner, Lisa (Illustrator)

            Who can solve the mystery? Semra, Carlo and Ben are faced with a mystery: the pet shop has been burgled, but at first sight there’s no evidence of anything having been stolen. The odd thing is that the doors of all the guinea pigs’ cages are wide open. Once six guinea pigs have been recaptured, it becomes clear that the seventh is missing. A surveillance video puts the three sleuths on the trail of a shady diamond smuggler. More cases to come!

            This innovative crime series involves the readers in the action and fosters understanding of text and picture elements on five full-page mystery pictures.

            Interactive crime stories – a special concept
            Each book encourages the children to help guess what has happened and solve the mystery. In each one, there are five full-page mystery pictures containing answers and clues that bring Ben, Carlo and Semra step by step nearer to solving the case. These pictures are always on the right-hand side of the book. A small magnifying glass shows the young readers when there is something hidden in the picture. The children can then read the answer or the instruction to turn to the next page.

            Exciting fun for beginning readers: an extremely popular classic genre, redefined and for the first time specially adapted for beginning readers!

            | 7 +

              Blomkvist, Bjarne (Author) Brenner, Lisa (Illustrator)

              Who can solve the mystery? Cantankerous Mr Bird has left Uncle Till a legacy. The only trouble is, he hid his will somewhere in his villa before he passed away. Uncle Till has just 90 minutes to track it down or he won’t inherit. A difficult task for which he immediately asks detective trio Semra, Carlo and Ben for help – especially as the dead man’s greedy niece is doing her best to throw him off the scent. More cases to come!

              This innovative crime series involves the readers in the action and fosters understanding of text and picture elements on five full-page mystery pictures.

              Interactive crime stories – a special concept
              Each book encourages the children to help guess what has happened and solve the mystery. In each one, there are five full-page mystery pictures containing answers and clues that bring Ben, Carlo and Semra step by step nearer to solving the case. These pictures are always on the right-hand side of the book. A small magnifying glass shows the young readers when there is something hidden in the picture. The children can then read the answer or the instruction to turn to the next page.

              Exciting fun for beginning readers: an extremely popular classic genre, redefined and for the first time specially adapted for beginning readers!
              | 7 +

                Dietl, Erhard (Author) Iland-Olschewski, Barbara (Author) Nilson, Peter (Illustrator) Dietl, Erhard (Illustrator) Schöne, Christoph (Illustrator) | further

                Grump-fart-giant holes: What’s happened here?
                Swiss cheese: Great big holes in the walls of London buildings present the Oggly detectives with a real mystery. At first, it looks as though rotten burglars had used the holes to make their way into other people's homes, but then the Oggly detectives make an important discovery: The paintings of a mysterious artist were on the missing pieces of wall. Can the Oggly detectives be able to track down the art thieves?
                | 8 +

                  Frixe, Katja (Author) Prechtel, Florentine (Illustrator)

                  More from the magical bookshop of wishes: more magic than ever before! Clara and her friends from the magical bookshop are very excited about the talent competition the whole town is talking about. Only Clara’s friend Leo (who is otherwise known for his unfailing cheerfulness) is grumpy and constantly picking a fight. Luckily, the friends come up with a clever way to solve his problem. Now they can finally devote themselves to the mystery of the strange hamster. These are turbulent times, but as Mrs Owl always says: “Today isn’t the day to be bad-tempered.”

                  The second novel all about enchanted books and mysterious places: with humorous and heart-warming two-colour illustrations!
                  | 8 +

                    Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Sönnichsen, Imke (Illustrator)

                    Fantastic holidays! The latest from Antonia Michaelis' adventure beach.
                    When Ella returns to the island of Usedom in the holidays, she is hoping to have as wonderful an adventure as she did the year before. And she doesn’t have long to wait because it soon begins to unfold. Number Seven, the nice boy from the Blue Riders, has already got himself into difficulties and desperately needs to be taken to safety. Ella smuggles him on board a cruise liner. But there’s a strange troupe of theatre people sniffing around. Is Number Seven really safe here?
                    Ella Fox’s second adventure on the Baltic coast, an imaginative and gripping children’s detective story.
                    | 8 +

                      Rose, Barbara (Author) Zielinski, Rea Grit (Illustrator) Glökler, Angela (Illustrator)

                      It’s been some time since Camilla was in Birkenberg and now the flowers in the greenhouse are drooping and the high-tech gadgets belonging to Missi’s father have found their way back into the kitchen. When the meal for a wedding party is a disaster, it becomes very clear that the Sugarswords need Camilla’s help. Perhaps she can also dispel Spoon-Ida’s doubts with her courage cake, apply for a scholarship in Switzerland and encourage Missi’s classmate Flo to audition as a singer for the new school band.

                      Top ingredients for a book that’s sure to be a favourite: likeable characters, heart-warming illustrations and recipes to follow at home.

                      | 8 +

                        Streufert, Sabine (Author) Voigt, Silke (Illustrator)

                        Fairyspell the pony has some new neighbours in her paddock, a sheep and two little lambs. In the middle of the night, Fairyspell, who has wings that can only be seen by moonlight, comes to wake Nina and tell her that the sheep have vanished. Fairyspell thinks they must have been stolen! Nina and Fairyspell set out straight away to look for them in the darkness…

                        | 3 +

                          von Klitzing, Maren (Author) Garanin, Melanie (Illustrator)

                          Happy guessing games in Bella Italia! This summer, the patchwork family is planning a holiday in Tuscany. Now that they have become friends, Finya and Magnus are looking forward to the holidays. Finya would have preferred to go to a pony farm and Carla, her mum, doesn’t like hotels. But now there’s no time for sulking because Magnus and Finya have to track down the pearl thief and solve all kinds of other mysteries.

                          A turbulent holiday adventure that makes an ideal holiday read: the second book in the popular adventure series with all kinds of mysteries to solve in every chapter!
                          | 8 +

                            Groschupf, Johannes (Author) Hauptmann, David B. (Illustrator)

                            A hotel full of dark secrets

                            An old hotel in Berlin, mysterious guests and a large, black cat – Katinka and Finley sense some kind of secret at their hotel. Could weird Skripnik, who is looking so hard at the painting “The Smile of the Panther”, have something to do with it? The more Katinka finds out about the hotel’s spectacular history, the more she also learns about her own past – and also makes an incredible discovery in the process …

                            Berlin atmosphere, a panther and a hidden art treasure – the new, exciting and highly atmospheric novel by Johannes Groschupf
                            | 16 +

                              Kliebenstein, Juma (Author) Parciak, Monika (Illustrator)

                              Spooky feline goings-on in Stonehill!

                              Long, black hair, always dressed in purple: Viola joined Lucy’s class not long ago and since then there’s hasn’t been a dull moment at Stonehill, where Lucy lives with her five brothers and sisters and her parents. Animals are strictly forbidden at school, but that hasn’t stopped Viola taking Cleopatra, into class. Cleopatra is her cat, and the cat’s eyes have a mysterious glint. But how come Mummy’s emerald ring went missing after Viola paid her a visit? And can Viola really see into the future?

                              A story full of surprises and humour that simply races along: a gripping children’s novel by popular author Juma Kliebenstein!
                              | 10 +

                                Mendl, Thomas (Author) Körting, Verena (Illustrator)

                                An outing to a world full of magic!

                                Leon is bored and it’s no wonder. For as long as he can remember, he has been twelve years old and forbidden to leave the village of Valmot, where he lives. Then one day, old Morelli takes Leon with him to the nearest town, but his wonderful outing becomes a journey on the edge between life and death. Morelli is kidnapped by a stranger and Leon discovers the existence of a mysterious pact that threatens the life of all his relatives and friends in Valmot. Will he and his friends Marietta and Fly manage to save the village?

                                Fantastical and highly inventive, dark and atmospheric, that’s Austrian author Thomas Mendl’s second adventure story for children.
                                | 11 +

                                  Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author)

                                  A devilish king.
                                  A kingdom full of shadows.
                                  Four young people - one destiny.

                                  Bright-red paint on his cottage door: the symbol of the robed men! They will come for Lucas at midnight. Who these men are and where they will take him no one knows – only that no one has ever returned to tell the tale.

                                  Volume 1 of the modern high-fantasy series with elements of mystery. For readers who simply cannot get enough of Game of Thrones! An exceptional project from young writers Silas Matthes and Natalie Matt mentored by bestselling author Bernhard Hennen (The Elven series). | 14 +

                                    Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author)

                                    A lost love.
                                    A plan that grows and develops unseen.
                                    Nine boarding school pupils, one secret circle.

                                    There’s just one thing Estelle wants, and that is to escape! To get away from Favilla, away from the visions that haunt her. She stopped trusting people a long time ago. And even Sam, the close friend she confides in, has a dark secret.

                                    Volume 2 of the modern high-fantasy series with elements of mystery. For readers who simply cannot get enough of Game of Thrones! An exceptional project from young writers Silas Matthes and Natalie Matt mentored by bestselling author Bernhard Hennen (The Elven series).
                                    | 14 +

                                      Matt, Natalie (Author) Matthes, Silas (Author)

                                      Growing threat.
                                      Night of terror.
                                      Two young people who come together.

                                      Royal messengers are fast approaching the cemetery. Inexorably, and in increasing numbers. At night, someone or something is digging up the graves. Noel and Sam keep a night watch to avert the worst, but the danger is not only coming from outside the boarding school.

                                      Volume 3 of the modern high-fantasy series with elements of mystery. For readers who simply cannot get enough of Game of Thrones! An exceptional project from young writers Silas Matthes and Natalie Matt mentored by bestselling author Bernhard Hennen (The Elven series).
                                      | 14 +

                                        Hill, Nova (Author)

                                        In the woods, you are all alone.

                                        On a field trip, twins Ira and Vanjo lose their way in the woods. They seek sanctuary in a dilapidated sanatorium, where they encounter a group of young people from a boot camp. But something isn't right. Why do all routes lead back to the doors of the sanatorium? Where are the nocturnal gasping and shuffling sounds coming from? Thrown back on their own resources, there's only one thing they can do: solve the mystery of the sanatorium. However, the tensions within the group are mounting, and it soon transpires that they are in real danger.

                                        - Highest level excitement and mystery
                                        - Netflix-style mystery - has similarities with "The Society", "Dark" and "Stranger Things".
                                        - Nightmarish setting: an abandoned sanatorium.
                                        - Group dynamics, psychological tension, dual narrative perspective.

                                        14 +